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Cape Cod Amphetamine Defense Lawyer

The accusation of possession of amphetamines is a very serious one. If found guilty, you could face jail time and expensive fines. Amphetamines are considered a Class B drug in Massachusetts. By consulting an experienced Cape Cod amphetamine defense lawyer from James Powderly, you can fight back against the charges levied against you and can get the charges against you reduced or dropped.

The drugs are frequently prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults. Amphetamines are also used to treat narcolepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and obesity. Amphetamines are somewhat unique when compared to other prescription drugs that are abused. Aside from being regarded as being relatively safe, they are commonly prescribed and often overprescribed. This creates a false illusion of safety and legality.

The penalties for selling and distributing or even just possessing these drugs without a prescription are severe. They are felony offenses, and conviction can result in incarceration, significant fines, probation, and a criminal record. There are also less apparent consequences, include the loss of scholarship, student loans, and expulsion from school. In addition, your future opportunities for employment, housing, education and more could be seriously jeopardized.

It is not likely that these charges will just “go away” by themselves. You need a capable, aggressive criminal defense attorney at your side to help you defend yourself and your livelihood. Take the first step and contact the team at James Powderly by calling (508) 343-0676, chatting with us live, or by filling out a contact form now.

Why Choose James Powderly?

If you’ve been charged with possession of amphetamines, your case requires dedication and compassion. After being arrested and charged, you need an attorney whom you can trust. When you work with James Powderly we will clearly explain the charges, our approach in trying to exonerate you, and what you should expect moving forward. Given the stakes at hand, the relationship of trust and honest communication that you develop with your attorney will become a critically important asset for you. We will use every possible legal means necessary to have your charges dismissed or dropped. Don’t trust your case to just any lawyer. Turn to the team at James Powderly for the help you need.

Fines and Sentences for Amphetamine Possession

After being arrested and charged with amphetamine possession, you need an attorney who you can trust. The fines and penalties could be harsh, including:

  • A 1st offense for the possession of amphetamines includes the loss of one’s driver’s license, fines up to $1,000, and up to a year in prison.
  • A 2nd offense for the possession of amphetamines includes loss of one’s driver’s license, up to $2,000 in fines, and up to two years in prison.
  • A 1st offense for distributing/manufacturing/dispensing or the intent to distribute/manufacture/dispense carries a penalty between $1,000 and $10,000 and the loss of driver’s license. The offense also includes prison time for 2.5 to 10 years or time in a House of Corrections for 1 to 2.5 years.
  • A 2nd offense for distributing/manufacturing/dispensing or the intent to distribute/manufacture/dispense carries a penalty between $2,500 to $25,000 and the loss of driver’s license. The offense also includes 3 to 10 years in a state prison.

Trafficking amphetamines result in varied punishment based on the amount.

  • 14 grams to less than 28 grams is punishable by 3-15 years in state prison and between $2,500 and $25,000 in fines.
  • 28 grams to less than 100 grams is punishable by 5-20 years in state prison and between $5,000 and $50,000 in fines.
  • 100 grams to less than 200 grams is punishable by 10-20 years in state prison and between $10,000 and $100,000 in fines.
  • 200 grams or more is punishable by 15-20 years in state prison and between $50,000 and $500,000 in fines.

Defending Against Amphetamine Charges

Successful defense on your behalf requires a detailed forensic analysis of the circumstances of your arrest. There are potentially a wide variety of errors and missteps that could have occurred on the part of legal authorities that might disqualify future evidence or testimony. Your rights may have been violated, or there may be a minute detail that can serve as the basis for a motion to suppress evidence. Recognition of these details requires an experienced amphetamine defense attorney. After many years of practice within this field, our team knows the intricacies and details of such cases, and how to build a convincing case on your behalf.

Contact an Amphetamine Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of amphetamine possession or trafficking charges, contact James Powderly right away. Remember that the defense of amphetamine possession continues to evolve and is sophisticated. The potential penalties are disproportionate and harsh. There are multiple defenses that may be available to you. In addition, there is potential for new case law and for new defenses yet to be argued before the courts. You need a lawyer who has experience in amphetamine litigation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin building a strong and persuasive case on your behalf. Contact a Cape Cod drug crime lawyer of James Powderly by calling (508) 343-0676 now.